moto z³

world’s first 5G-upgradable smartphone

Only on Verizon.
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world’s first 5G-upgradable smartphone

Only on Verizon.

a CES 2019 Innovation Awards honoree

The CES Innovation Awards recognizes the new moto z³ in the category of Wireless Devices, Accessories and Services.
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race past expectations

With the new moto z3, be the first to upgrade to Verizon’s 5G network just by snapping on a moto mod.* Plus, get an all-day battery, dual depth-sensing smart cameras, and more.

accelerate your mobile experience

Introducing the first ever use of millimeter wave technology for a smartphone, only on Verizon with the 5G moto mod™,* sold separately. With projected speeds 10 times faster than today’s wireless technology, say goodbye to buffering and hello to the fastest network ever.****
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go all day and recharge faster

Stay unplugged longer with up to 24 hours of built-in battery life. When you’re running low, get half a day’s power in half an hour of charging with turbopower.

customize your
moto z3

Print real Polaroid photos right from your phone, turn any room into a DJ booth with immersive stereo sound, and more. Whatever you’re into, there’s a moto mod for you.
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dual depth-sensing smart cameras

Snap stunning images under any conditions with dual 12 MP low light sensors, including one monochrome sensor. Use advanced imaging software to adjust layers and colors, and even animate moments with cinemagraphs. Plus, discover your world with integrated Google Lens tools, like text translation and object recognition.††
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a near bezel-less display

Binge-watch a show or scroll through your newsfeed on an edge-to-edge 6” Full HD OLED display. Text and images pop with deep blacks and vivid colors. And with a Max Vision 18:9 aspect ratio, you see more and scroll less.

super-slim design

At just 6.75mm, moto z3 is one of the thinnest smartphones around. With an aluminum body, 2.5D shaped Corning Gorilla Glass display, and smooth rounded corners, it looks as great as it feels in your hand.

goof-proof construction

Never let spills, splashes, or a little rain get in your way. A water-repellent coating helps protect your phone inside and out.

declutter your screen

Want an even better view? Turn on one button nav to replace the Android buttons with a simple bar and navigate your phone using intuitive gestures. Swipe left to go back or right to access recent apps, tap to go home, and more.

not your average lock screen

Intuitive shortcuts help you access your favorite features quickly and easily—without unlocking your phone. Use moto actions to launch the camera or turn on the flashlight with a simple gesture. Or try nudging your phone to preview and respond to notifications on moto display.§
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security on your side

Unlock in less than a second with just a touch on the fingerprint sensor, now located on the side for more comfortable access. Authenticate apps‡‡ and make payments in an instant with your unique fingerprint.‡‡‡

here’s looking at you

Unlock your phone simply by letting the front-facing camera see your face. Thanks to facial recognition software, you don’t need to enter your password.

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Get some space
With 64 GB of storage, you have plenty of space for music, movies, and photos.§§


Go high speed
The Qualcomm® Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor with 4 GB of memory keeps up with everything you want to do.


Upgrade on us
Receive two future upgrades to the latest Android® OS, absolutely free.


Get ready for 5G

Be the first to get on Verizon’s 5G network when it launches by adding the optional 5G moto mod™.*

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All-day battery

Go from morning to night with a 3000 mAh battery. Plus, get half a day’s power in half an hour of charging with turbopower™.

Endless possibilities

moto mods let you customize your moto z3with features that reflect your passions and interests.

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Dual depth-sensing rear cameras

Capture and edit brilliant photos and self portraits in any light. The smart cameras even recognize objects and text.††

6” edge-to-edge display

Enjoy your favorite content in living color on a Max Vision Full HD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

Exclusive moto experiences

Simple shortcuts and natural hand gestures help you access your favorite features and content quickly, easily, and securely.

Operating system

Android™ 8.1, Oreo™


Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 processor with a 2.35GHz octa-core CPU and 850 MHz Adreno 540 GPU

Memory (RAM)

4 GB§§§

Internal storage

64 GB§§

Expandable storage

Up to 2 TB microSD***


Fingerprint reader, face unlock


Fingerprint reader, accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light, proximity, magnetometer (compass), ultrasonic


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Battery size

3000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion

Battery life

All-day battery*


Half a day's power in half an hour*

Charger type

15W TurboPower™ charger included, USB-C connector. Wireless charging available with Moto Mod****

Display size


Screen to body ratio


Display technology



Full HD+, 2160 x 1080p

Aspect ratio

18:9 Max Vision

Display design

Corning™ Gorilla™ Glass 3

Display features

Moto Display,§ night mode


76.5 x 156.5 x 6.75 mm


156 g


Glass rear, 2.5D glass front, 6000 series polished aluminum frame

Water protection

Splash-resistant p2i



Ceramic Black
Rear camera hardware

12 MP, f2.0, 1.25um + 12 MP monochrome, Laser Autofocus (pDAF), Color Correlated Temperature (CCT) dual LED flash, Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL)

Rear camera software

Cinemagraphs, portrait mode, spot color, cutout mode, true black and white, face filters, panorama, manual mode, YouTube Live mode, text / landmark / object recognition (powered by Google Lens),†† text scanner,†††† active photos, barcode & QR code scanner, business card reader

Rear camera video capture

Up to 4K Ultra HD (30 fps), Timelapse video, Slow motion video, Video face filters

Front camera hardware

8 MP, f2.0, 1.12um, wide-angle 84° lens, screen flash

Front camera software

Cinemagraph, portrait mode, group selfie mode, YouTube Live mode, face beauty, manual mode, face filters, active photos

Front camera video capture

Up to 1080p (30 fps), Timelapse video, Slow motion video, Video face filters


Front port loud speaker

Audio playback

AAC, AAC+, Enhanced AAC+, AAC ELD (Enhanced Low Delay), MAR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis, PCM/WAVE

Audio format

AOSP Codecs: AAC, AAC+, AAC ELD (Enhanced Low Delay), MAR-NB, AMR-WB, PCM/WAVE

Video playback

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265, VP8, VP8

Video format

H.263, H.264, VP8 -- H.265 (HVC encode), 4K


4 far-field mic system

Headphone jack

USB-C to 3.5mm converter included

Voice control

Moto Voice (beta),** Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa available with Moto Mod

Quick gestures

Moto Actions: three finger screenshot, screenshot editor, one button navigation, chop twice for flashlight, twist for quick capture, swipe to shrink screen, pick up to stop ringing, flip for do not disturb

Smarter screen

Moto Display:* night display, attentive display

moto mods

Compatible with all Moto Mods****

Networks + bands

Only on Verizon.


B1 (2100)
B2 (1900)
B3 (1800)
B4 (1700/2100)
B5 (850)
B7 (2600)
B8 (900)
B12 (lower700 abc)
B13 (upper700)
B14 (700 PS)
B17 (lower700 bc)
B18 (Japan low850)
B19 (Japan hi850)
B20 (800 DD)
B25 (1900+)
B26 (850+)
B28 (700 APT)
B34 (TD2000)
B30 (2300)
B38 (TD2600)
B39 (TD1900)
B40 (TD2300)
B41 (TD2500-China)
B41 HPUE (TD2500-China)
B46 (LAA 5550)
B66 (AWS3+4)



B1 (2100)
B2 (1900)
B5 (850)
B8 (900)


B2 (1900)
B3 (1800)
B5 (850)
B8 (900) 


11BC0 (850)
BC1 (1900)

SIM card



802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz

Bluetooth® technology


Location services





moto z³


TurboPower™ charger, USB-C cable, headset adapter, guides

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